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of foreign affairs spoke in detail about the situation in ukraine. we are convinced any internal crises must be overcome by a dialogue of forces in a constitutional way and with respect to international obligations and obligations on international humanitarian law, defending human rights and national minorities. it is important to avoid extremists who are trying to take the situation under their control who are using violence and open terror. it is well known who created the crisis in ukraine. disputing the legitimate actions of the legitimate authorities, some of our partners have taken a course to support antigovernment statements. they have encouraged their participants who have moved to aggressive actions of force in attacking the police, stealing from warehouses, and mocking officials in the region, and crude interventions. many towns in western ukraine have been taken over by armed national radicals under extremist anti-russian and other slogans being used. on the 21st of february, almost three months after the unrest and the excesses, there was an agreement between the president of uk
ukraine. international observers kicked out. >> a high-stakes chess match and few are certain how it will end. u.s. has played a lead role in trying to stave off an all-out war. back home, debate over how far we are willing to go. >> would you support dividing arms to the ukraine? >> that would be a presidential decision. >> we spoke with tim kaine after the decision to increase joint exercises in poland. services andarmed foreign relations committee relations committee. if there was talk about military intervention there, we would know. >> instead he said sanctions could do the trick but work best when other countries back them and few are stepping up. -- he is running a government where if you are an opponent, rock and he does not like, you go to jail. a country who does something he does not like, he engages in military activity. there is not reasoning with him. >> the secretary john kerry was able -- unable to get both sides to the targeting table. >> all parties agreed today it is important to try to resolve the issues through dialogue. >> ending back to the idea of trying to
be the respect of independence and borders of ukraine and of international laws. just days after the world came to russia for the olympic games, it would invite the condem condn of nations around the world, and we will stand with the international community confirming ther there will be cs of military intervention in ukraine. the events in the last several months remind us of how difficult democracy can be. but the ukrainian people have also reminded us that human beings have an universal right to determine their own future. right now the situation remains very fluid. the vice president biden just spoke with the prime minister of ukraine to assure him at this difficult type the united states supports his government's efforts and stands for sovereignty, integrity and democratic future of ukraine. i also commend the ukrainian government restraint and it's commitment tossup hold international, and we'll keep all of you in the press corp and the american people informed as events develop. thanks very much. >> from the white house president barack obama speaking live updating his administration's vi
to be such crude interventions in the internal sovereignty of ukraine? and they are another question to be asked. during the crisis, reacting to these protests the president yanukovych -- and i don't want to condone his actions. many things could be said. i'll just repeat the facts. that the leader of the opposition, mr. yatsenyuk was offered the p.m. why not accept that proposal? why continue to rachet up the situation in he could have created a government, mr. yatsenyuk, if he wanted to sign an agreement on association with the e.u. he could have. then he would have been responsible for the catastrophic consequences, economic consequences for the country if he signed that agreement. and then in 2015 there will be presidential elections in ukraine. and if the people don't like the opposition to mr. yanukovych, then let them elect another one. that happened in ukraine before they did that. and yanukovych lost elections, other presidents came in in ukraine. so why continue to whip up the situation? and why some of our western colleagues, are they trying to spur on a continuation of this confronta
's invasion of ukraine, international leaders are questioning the timing of this demonstration. as the test was taking police russian president began taking steps that could deescalate the tension including pulling russian troops back from the border. he claims the soldiers surrounding crimea are volunteers. the obama administration is questioning that statement. >> he can throw a lot of words out there. the facts are he's not abiding by that principle. >> russia has been working hard to create a pretense for being able to invade further. >> many in congress are ready to freeze russian assets if there's no pull out from crimea. putin said he would retailuate by holding his company's oil shipment. >>> a teen attacked the man on saturday night. investigators say there was a late night party under way when the teens were asked to move their car. one teen began beating him and pushed him down the hill. he underwent emergency brain surgery. police did arrest a teen. because he's a minor his name is not being released. >>> a candle light vigil for a teenage girl hit and killed by train. hundreds
ready to work with ukraine, russia and all our international partners to support a stable and prosperous ukraine. we urge them to hold this. to act in a way that promotes stability rather than to destabilize the region through the promotion of new frozen conflicts. to support democratic processes, not to subvert or repress them. >> thank you. lithuania strongly condemns the clear violation by russian federation of the territorial ukraine. the military actions we are witnessing on the crimean soil defy the fundamental principles of international law, the helsinki final act, it he budapest memorandum, the cooperation between russia and the ukraine in 1997 in the framework regulating the presence of the russian black fleet in crimea. this latent breach has no place in a 21st century. for too many and are part of the world it evokes the memories of the darkest pages of the 20th century. it must be qualified clearly as such. the violation of international law must also entail international responsibility. none of the events in ukraine warrant a military invasion that we are witnessing. the wi
by a position of the authorities including international factors of violence which has taken place in ukraine in the course of the crisis. unfortunately, all of those itngs were discarded and created the current situation and instability and the current situation of concern in some regions of the country of where things were going. the government which was formed cannot he described by any definition or standard as a government of national unity because it contains only people from a particular region of the country, central and western ukraine. it does not contain representatives from various political forces. therefore it is something that is causing concern in some parts of ukraine especially that almost the first decision taken kiev was toof abrogate the languages which was adopted two years ago after a very difficult process leading to adopting that agreement. obviously, it was seen, as we understand it by people in a number of regions of ukraine, as the effort of the people who found themselves in power in kiev, not to bring about a democratic society but to impose their political will
obama to say it would be a profile and interference in ukraine's internal affairs for russia to know anything in the crimea is so hypocritical when you think that the united states and the eu leaders to lead germany had interfered over and over and over again into the internal affairs of the ukraine just because the west by using semi fascist and fascist forces in kiev to overthrow the elected government is now not does not now give the west the right to tell dr show that they have no rights in the crimea when by force of law which the treaty as the russians clearly have our rights and responsibilities in the crimea. especially since it was their naval base now it shows that the laws on the side of russia right now. international law. was this face and repeatedly backed the self appointed medicine can to ousted president yanukovich the matter of yesterday capital town and has voiced its concerns over the legitimacy of the ukraine government as it was brought upon by radical groups. he believes this cardi in charge of the country incapable of assaulting the sun resulting this crisis o
by the international monetary fund imf officials are considering contests respond to a request for aid from ukraine's internal government. international finance officials see this move by japan in the us as an attempt to soften the impact on the situation on the world economy. all investors across the world are becoming increasingly worried by mounting tensions between ukraine and russia. losses on wall street falls falls in asia and europe on monday the dow jones industrial average lost on more than nine tenths of a percent to end at sixteen thousand one hundred sixty eight when the outlook on japanese markets let's go to uni in the appetite the stock exchange that feeling when you see at the start of the trading session the morning on downstairs selling shares in the last thing at the opening levels when she is the much fun. he is now down to zero point six nine percent at forty two thousandfive hundred and fifty one and that's after you started this week with a loss of one point eight percent on monday hitting their lowest level in one and half weeks and the broader topix is now lower by zero po
's been doing now in ukraine, it violates international law and international treaties as signed before. and whether or not obama likes it or not, the european union likes it or not, it's putin who started this confrontation and he will continue and no matter what is on that now, the event confrontation is inevitable and let's hope it will be just a cold war with economic sanctions and it will not go further. >> garry sakparov, thank you for joining me. >> thank you for very me. >>> president obama says he's ready to take on russia but he needs help from congress. are republicans willing to work with him? >>> plus, can putin even be reasoned with? the russian president is in, quote, another world. >>> welcome back to "the lead." i'm jake tapper. we're following breaking news out of ukraine. russian's u.n. envoy accused the former president of ukraine, didn't accuse but said the former president of the ukraine asked putin to send troops into ukraine to keep the peace. meanwhile, russian forces continue to surround key military outposts in the crimean peninsula in southern ukraine. the in
in the interest of the people of the ukraine and the international community but also in russia's interests. and military movements taken by the russian federation inside of the ukraine. russia has an historic relationship with ukraine, including a military facility in crimea. but any violation of the sovereignty would be deeply destabilizing, which is not in the interest of ukraine, russia, or europe. it would represent a profound interference in matters that must be determined by the ukrainian people. it would be a violation of russia's commitment to respect the sovereignty and borders of ukraine and of international laws. days after the world came to russia for the olympic games that would invite the condemnation of nations around the world and the united states will stand with the international community in affirming that there will be costs for any military intervention in ukraine. the events over the past several months remind us of the divisions but the ukrainian people have also reminded us that human beings have a universal right to determine their own future. right now the situati
the bomb on the international. he can wander of ukraine's naval forces has pledged his allegiance to the crimean people. it follows reports that ukrainian troops stationed in the peninsula but either quitting would jointly court defense groups on less effectively putting the authorities in crimea the tantric buddies were freshman has more. on sunday the challenge of ukraine's naval force pledged his allegiance to cry means people swearing to strictly comply with the orders to the supreme command to all the economists region. mr berry's ok was appointed to the space by the country's new authorities or analysis of the day off set the previous come monday had resigned all the necessary patriots were signed by ukraine self proclaimed president of the stairs to achieve this the lease and two will face an experienced officer had to say exactly the identity of those cases where a lead of the people of the atonement republic of korea me and the recipients of us still but i swear industry to comply with orders of supreme commander of creamy yet and the commanders of military units and appr
to violate ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity and its international commitments. >> i wiwhich is true under the buddha pest agreement of 1994 which we have talked about extensively. let's remember back then when the soviet union collapsed and all former soviet republics became independent states, they were important militarily. they had a whole arsenal that belonged to the soviet. they gave up voluntarily the nuclear arsenal and for that in return, the russians and the british and americans signed this agreement that guaranteed ukraine protection. it has given up its fiercest weapons. it needs to be protected. that was the deal. at the same time or in conjunction, the russians got to keep their base, their huge big black sea fleet there. there is treaty agreement in that regard. this was never in danger. there was never a moment when suddenly, these ukrainian authorities say, good-bye. we're not going to respect your sevastopol base. that remains there. under international law, the russians are scathe on very thin ice, if any ice at all. they are not meant to be invading a sou
. >> are you aware of plans to discuss the ukraine today? >> we do not confirm or discuss internal meetings. internal if it is because of the five permanent members, the security counsel. >> i don't have any details on that. i can check and see if that is something they have announced. the ukrainians asked for there to be a meeting. do you know if the united states was in favor of having this meeting? >> i point you to our mission in new york on that. >> do you recognize the current government of the ukraine? >> we don't recognize governments, as you know. let me answer your question. we don't recognize governments. as i just said earlier, the fact , leftanukovych left kiev his people with the leadership void in our view means that he has lost his legitimacy. our focus here is on working with the interim government. they are going to hold elections . they have called for elections in may and we are focused on the path forward. so by losing his legitimacy, recognizing the current government as legitimate, therefore you might -- >> we don't recognize governments. we are working with a range o
or provocation and intimidation to describe but lost out when talking about ukraine's internal leaders he had nothing but praise by using words like high aspirations hope and democracy week and then the russian federation's act of aggression. the russian god. out of excuses. friday instead of udon. false oaths intimidation. and provocations. us officials i also did i announced that the us will involve one billion dollars in duty to ukraine. i am helping hide the country gets back to get back on its feet in the meantime that the interim government. i said recently that it will need thirty five billion dollars over the next two years to avoid the fact that some of that secretary carries harsh words against russia has an absurdly raised eyebrows and be so buy a cd by causing many to call them and i a hypocrite because specifically on sunday as secretary terry ryan said that i was lecturing russia saying you can just unbeaten other country on completely trumped up reasons for um pretax as many would say excuse me but the united states that in fact do that though with the war in iraq and is done i
of an international community effort to support the stability and success of a united ukraine going forward, which is not only in the interest of the people of the ukraine and the international community but also in russia interests. however, we are now deeply concerned of reports of military movements taken by the russian federation inside the ukraine. russia has a historic relationship with the ukraine, including cultural and economic ties and a military facility in crimea, but any violation of the ukraine sovereignty and territorial integrity would be deeply destabilizing, which is not in the interest of the ukraine, russia, or europe. it would represent a profound interference in matters that must be determined by the ukrainian people. it would be a clear violation of russia's commitment to respect the independence and sovereignty and the borders of the ukraine and international laws. just days after the world came to russia for the olympic games, it would invite the condemnation of nations around the world, and the united states will stand with the international community in affirming there w
in the internal affairs of a country and of respect for ukraine's independence, sovereignty, and territory. there are reasons why infants in ukraine have progressed to where they are today. china will follow closely the developments on the ground and pull on all sides to find a political solution on the basis of respecting international law and principles of international relations and maintain peace and stability. thank you, madam president. >> i thank the representative for his statements. i give it to the representative of australia. >> thank you for this briefing. since they last met on saturday, russian military activity in crimea area has seriously intensified and there are reports of more russian influence on ukrainian eastern and southern borders, violations of heirs is by fighter planes and reports of russian naval vessels blocking in crimea. we are seriously concerned about escalation of russian military activity. these actions along with decision by the government to authorize the use of force are unacceptable. russia's actions are undermining the rights of ukrainian people to c
in the internal sovereignty of the ukraine? and then another question to be asked, during the crisis reacting to these protests, the president yanukovych -- and i don't want to condone his actions. many things could be said. i will just repeat the facts. that the leader -- a leader of the opposition was offered the pm. why not accept that proposal? why continue to ratchet up the situation? he could have created a government if he wanted to sign an agreement with the eu. he could have, and then he would have been responsible for the catastrophic consequences, economic consequences for the country if he signed that agreement. and then in 2015 there will be presidential elections in ukraine. if people don't like the opposition to mr. yanukovych, let them elect another one. that happened before. yanukovych lost elections and other presidents came into ukraine. why continue to whip up the situation? have some -- why some of our western colleagues are trying to spur on a situation of confrontation. why these militants need to throw things at the police, molotov cocktails? why go after the police? o
the independence and sovereignty and borders of ukraine, and international laws. >> more from rosalind jordan, who is following developments in washington. >> white house officials are trying to figure out what repercussions could come if russia interveredz mill tare -- interfered militarily in ukraine. an option would be for the u.s. not to attend the g8 summit in sochi russia, that's because it is a key event for leaders of the countries to discuss economic and political tie, and the u.s. know even though there are ongoing tensions between it and russia, the u.s. is in a good position to perhaps withhold economic benefits from russia. there are other ideas in terms of trade limitations or commerce deals put on hold, but certainly at this point there's no discussion about any sort of military response because everyone wants to see the situation resolved by words, and not with weapons. >> now, to other news. an explosion in pakistan kills two soldiers and wounded six others. the roadside bomb hit a patrol vehicle in a province bordering afghan and pakistan. six balouj fighters were filled. they sa
her permission to enavoid ukraine. >> the united states will stan with the international community in affirming there will be costs for any military intervention in ukraine. >> president obama spent 90 minutes speaking with putin this afternoon and hopes to de-escalate the situation. the white house released a statement following the conversation saying the president cautioned russia, it's decision to send troops into the ukraine would negatively impact its standing in the international community. the u.n. security council held a meeting. >> urge member states of the united nations to demonstrate solidarity with the ukraine nation. ukraine's ambassador to the u.n. claims there are 15,000 russian troops on the ground in crimea. the white house says this is a breach of international law and guess against russia's military basing agreement with ukraine. >> china state media says 28 people are dead and 113 injured after a knife-wielding assailants attackes people at a train station in southwestern china. police killed five of the assailants. officials believe it was organized premedita
of view, they didn't like that, nobody likes the idea of them invading ukraine. the international law states very clearly what the international law is a and here the british foreign secretary called on the need to respect ukraine's independence, and it's territorial integrity as well as it's sovereignty, this is the law of the international community, of which -- signed by back in 1994. so really intense diplomacy has to happen, and crimea is begging for russia to come in and help them, for what reason, it hasn't yet been clearly said, but having said that, obviously in this state of political turmoil that we have seen ukraine since last november and escalating over the last week very dramatically. ukraine does need the interim government, does need to reach out to people all over the country, including crimea where there is a a majority of ethnic russians, needs to reassure them. christianne, thanks very much. let's get some more perspective from the united states dwoor to russia who helped negotiate that territorial so republican agreement involving ukraine back in 19 # 94. you twe
of ukraine, in your view? >> it's part of ukraine recognized by international community, by all of the agreements, actually, also by russia as well. by the way, just a month ago, there was a question actually: would you like to join russia? the answer was 41% of people in the area saying yes. 41% is not an absolute verdict. of course, there is some situation which is there, but i don't think that it's absolute majority of people wanting to join russia. >> we have a very short time left. if crimea was to try to go, with encouragement to parts of eastern ukraine that would like to become part of russia. is this a dangerous first step? >> well, regions of ukraine are ethnically mostly ukrainians, but at the same time, some of them have really close cultural connections with russia, russian lang, and that much of russian president, for a military presence, this is a crucial part of the whole story is military presence in crimea and russia. this is not the same thing in other regions. >> same question, hanna, would that give -- would a change in the status of crimea give hope to rus
international law and not interfere in ukraine's internal political developments the comments come as russia has held military troops along the ukrainian border and scrambled fighter jets to russia says the military exercises near crack me up routine that they come in a time when groups of ku ukrainian activists clashed with pro russian separatists in the crimean peninsula the newly appointed screaming in parliament leader sir the xml has backed ukraine's ousted leader viktor yanukovich same key as the legitimate president of ukraine while in america the white house has said that unocal which abdicated his responsibility and had left ukrainian lawmakers to pick up the pieces unocal which is rumored t be in oued hill hold a pressonference fro souern ssia on friday french football player nicolas anelka has been handed a five match ban and fined eighty thousand british pounds by the english football association for his controversial email gesture deemed by many to be anti semitic. the striker who plays for west brom in england need to salute during the gold celebration begins the west and in decemb
. ukrainians wave international eyes in protest. russia tightens its grip on the crimea. ukraine is on the brink of disaster. that is the stark message from the interim prime minister. russia's moves to take control crimea amount to a declaration of war. his government is calling up all of its military reserves and appealing for help. waskraine mobilizes, there another massive anti-russian rally in kiev. they echoed calls for international support. they also heard from the president of georgia in 2008 when they fought a brief war with russia. the most recent developments, ukraine's new government has sacked the head of the navy one day after appointing him and charged him with treason. he was shown on russian television reading out a statement in which he store -- swore allegiance to pro-russia forces. he has surrendered his headquarters in so the stopple -- sevastopol. we will correspondent and russia. we have this report on ukraine. soldiers wearing uniforms without insignia in his army raise -- based near crimea. they black ukrainians older from entering or leaving the ground.
is not a world power without ukraine. russia cannot fulfill its international role without ukraine and cannot fulfill its role if ukraine is oriented to the west. putin himself represents and the system that he created and therefore he felt compelled to act. >> why would putin go down the road launching military action? why isn't he employing other means? >> i think this is the question. he does have other avenues to pursue if he wanted to pressure ukraine. he could impose customs barriers. he could charge high price for gas. >> what is the best you think that putin can hope for coming out of this? >> people are trying ofind out away putin's end game is. if it is simply to occupy crimea and to have that be the stopping point, then i think it will obviously have tremendous ramifications for russia. but it would begin to defuse the crisis. if on the other hand, putin has as his objective to pick off some of the eastern provinces of ukraine, then he will have to use military force. which will escalate things beyond the current crisis. >> some analysts point to the 2008 russian invase of georgia
, "bbc world news america." >> this is "bbc world news america." ,eporting from washington ukraine's new government accuses russia of mounting a military invasion and occupation. president obama says he is deeply concerned. >> the united states will stand with the international community in affirming there will be costs for any military intervention. delays a loanank for uganda, following the passage of an anti-gay. officials in uganda collett lacked male. and hollywood's biggest night is almost here. soon we will know which stars will be going home with an oscar. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and also around the globe. tonight, tensions are running high in ukraine. the interim government accuses russia of an armed invasion and occupation after unidentified gunmen began patrolling airports in the region of crimea, but the majority of the population is ethnically russian. responding to the report, president obama warned there will be costs for any military intervention in the ukraine. he spoke at the white house a short time ago. >> any violation of ukraine's sove
international to go at the site. despite the current instability in ukraine the friendly match between the us in ukraine is to go ahead inside. the sixty was originally due to the plate the car keys but events for the real thing after much negotiation the much feared to have dinner on the cap. in addition the dating site we would not travel with and the federation coldness and set them up to go ahead. i don't know why they change the mind. the doc will serve as a force the pc in ukraine according to the country's new sports minister. of the friendliest of the stately cartwright will see to leave madrid while russia and potato mimi at the craft. england take on debt market wednesday and france that little on the coldest in the french capital wilco prints for sale or inaction against south africa and one of the funnest it seems to brazil belgium lady i'd weekends the cookies taking down fast ahead of the football world cup in brazil. but with one hundred days to get to full real estate uses still under construction and infrastructure problems says sharon about caffeine the general secretary adm
in the eastern ukrainian region of crimea are not russian forces. >> we believe that the problem in ukraine comes from the international community's lack of reaction. it failed to find a concerted response to demonstrations against the ukrainian government , protests that violated severely the ukrainian constitution. voices from abroad didn't just fail to react to some encouraged and even instigated the movement. russian foreign minister is also in paris today, sitting down with u.s. secretary of state john kerry. ukrainian foreign minister already met with his french counterpart in paris. let's listen. >> it was aggression from the russian side in crimea. but it is now time to think about the way out, and it is not only about ukraine, but the future of russia, how russia will do with what it did to ukraine. arance's position -- it is firm position against the russian intervention. forthat the same time, dialogue. we are going to do our best to establish a dialogue and find solutions to this unacceptable situation. ,uccess is not at all certain but we are going to dedicate all of our energy to th
is convinced of the need to work for a united ukraine. following the principles of international law and with unconditional full respect for human rights. it is a funny way in which the ukrainian people could find a democratic way out of the crisis affecting their country. they must focus their efforts on supporting such a process in order to cooperate and achieve political agreement which will present to the current crisis which ukraine is facing. thank you very much. >> i think the representative argentina and look forward to the representative of nigeria. >> madame president, what began three months ago as a political protest has taken on a dimension which today which would be best described as precarious. we call it our concerned to abide by the provisions of the human charger, particularly two which calls on all member states to settle their disputes by peaceful means and to refrain from the use of force. the current situation in ukraine, especially in crimea represents an important threat to international peace and security. we would like to see the de-escalation of tensions an
of an international community's effort to support the stability and success of a united ukraine going forward which is not only in the interests of people of ukraine and international community but also in russia's interests. however we are now deeply concerned by reports of military movements taken by the russian federation inside of ukraine. russia has historic relationship with ukraine, including cultural and economic ties and a military facility in crimea, but any violation of ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity would be deeply destablizing which is not in the interests of ukraine, russia or europe. it would represent a profound interference in matters that must be determined by the ukraineian people. it would be a clear violation of russia's commitment to respect the independence and sovereignty and borders of ukraine and of international laws. and just days after the world came to russia for the olympic games it would invite the condemnation of nations around the world. and indeed the united states will stand with the international community in affirming that there will be costs f
. we begin with a crisis in ukraine. moscow is trying to hold on to ties with ukraine. russian president vladimir putin ordered his deposit to discuss possible financial aid for ukraine with international partners, and is asking the government to consider humanitarian aid. the south is seeing backlash to the new ukrainian government. there has been a wave of protests and reports that gunmen in russian-marked uniforms seized the main airport. this was taken at the airport, a dark image of men in helmets. 50 armed men were there. earlier another group of pro-russian gunmen took control. lawrence lee takes a look at the rising tensions in crimea. >> there's attempts made to turn the crimea capital into a kiev, but in reverse. the parliament building in the hands of dozens of heavily armed men, protecting it from what they see as undemocratic forces. the support is not so many, but eager to tell you that they'd like nothing more than russian tanks on the streets to protect them them. >> the american army was supported in different countries. we support russian army because every on
into with the crimean into southern ukraine. i spoke about said this in media frenzy when international affairs expert martial both a blessing growing up this picture comes from cnn's report and ear cleaning doubt these are russian tanks there in ukraine despite official denials of this report. how can you come in on this one again. well of course these things that we see there are not in some basketball in the ukraine where they actually are taking place is in russian military exercises inside of russia. thousands and thousands of miles away from where that this cnn report claims that they have this type of thing is not unusual we've seen it across the media and the last few years that it began with regards to russia but the fact that it is cnn is particularly love and to start. while washington is preparing possible sanctions against russia now with president obama claimed his actions in ukraine violate international law center is the john kerry is heading to kyiv to support the new years there after accusing moscow of an incredible act of aggression and didn't see him on a trumped up pretext. well
to do. it can not only permit, but must encourage international monitors to deploy throughout ukraine. these are the people who could actually identify legitimate threats. and we're asking, together with the government of ukraine, together with european community, for large numbers of observers to be able to come in here and monitor the situation, and be the arbitrators of truth versus fiction. russia could return its troops to the barracks, live by the 1997 agreement and deescalate rather than expand their invasion. we would prefer that. i come here today at the instruction of president obama to make it absolutely clear that the united states of america would prefer to see this deescalated. we would prefer to see this managed through the structures of legal institutions, international institutions that we worked many years in order to be able to deal with this kind of crisis. but if russia does not choose to deescalate, if it is not willing to work directly with the government of ukraine, as we hope they will be, then our partners will have absolutely no choice but to join us to cont
international calls to stand down in ukraine's disputed peninsula. after taking full control yesterday, the nato secretary general said the invasion threatens people and security in europe. hundreds of thousands of protesters take to the streets in kiev. you can hear the cheers as ukraine's prime minister mobilizes the country's military, urging president putin to pull back his troops. there is no sign of that. good morning, everyone. great to have you here in america's news headquarters. >> ukraine calls russia's invasion a declaration of war. this is the u.s. all urging russia to end the blockade and pull out. there seems to be very little at this point. any leader can change the mind of vladimir putin and end the growing crisis that echoes the soviet invasion of the cold war. live via skype on the peninsula, jessica, what is the latest for you on the ukrainian base that has been taken over? >> reporter: we are hearing that is correct. one of the ukraine's infantry bases was surrounded by hundreds of russian troop this is morning. they captured the base and the ukrainian soldiers were not allo
are your headlines. russia giving ukraine an ultimatum. if the international community is responding. john kerry is on his way to kiev for talks. >>> and the trial of osama bin laden's son-in-law. he is charged with killing americans on stent 11th. and israeli prime minister is in the united states, today he will meet with president obama to talk about middle east peace, and he will talk to one of the largest pro israel groups. >>> the former libyan, accused of kill -- olympian, oscar pistorius, he said that he thought he was shooting at an intruder when he shot his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp. shots rang out and her i.d. was protected in court. >> i woke up from a woman's terrible screams. just after the scream of the lady, i heard four shots. it was four gunshots that i heard. the time between the first and the fourth shot was much longer than between the second and the third one. >> if convicted, pistorius faces 30 years behind bars. and it's so closely watched, that there's a new channel focused on covering that trial 24 hours a day. >>> the global sell off spilling on to wall street,
. opponents and to do it with force. international events that have stirred up interest ukraine that we need to sideline the radicals and we have to -- with those opponents in kiev they have to get away from the radicals and they have to get back to the territory of ukraine. because such actions that they are taking could lead to a very difficult developments, which the russian federation is trying to avoid, thank you very much, madam president. >> i thank the representative o- >> translator: i thank the representative for the russian representative and i now give the floor to the member from the united states. >> thank you, madam president. the you united states renews our call for the international community to support the newly-formed government of ukraine and to prevent unnecessary violence. i would like to take a moment to respond to the comments made here by the representative of the russian federation. actions speak louder than words. early this morning the russian act the to authorize the use of military force in ukraine. this is as dangerous as it is destabilizing. we are deeply dis
of an international communities effort to support the stability and success of a united ukraine going forward. which is not only in the interest of the people of ukraine and the international community, but also in russia's interests. however, we are now deeply concerned by reports of military movements taken by the russian federation inside of ukraine. russia has a historic relationship with ukraine, including cultural and economic ties and a military facility in crimea. but any violation of ukraine's sovereignty would be deeply destabilizing, which is not in the interest of ukraine, russia, or europe. it would represent a profound interference in matters that must be determined by the ukrainian people. it would be a clear violation of russia's commitment to respect the independence and sovereignty and borders of ukraine and of international loss. and just days after the world came to russia for the olympic games, it would invite the condemnation of nations around the world, and indeed, the united states will stand with the international community in affirming there will be costs for any military i
: president obama says there is a quote strong believe russia's action in -- ukraine violate international law. >> i don't think that's fooling anybody. >> reporter: earlier russian soldiers firing warning shots as unarmed ukrainian troops marches toward them. >> what's happening there is not based on actually concern for russian nationals or russian speakers inside of ukraine but is based on russia seeking through force to exert influence on a neighboring country. >> president obama speaking as sec it aof stair john kerry is in kiev for those killed. and calling for russia to deescalate the situation. >> if it's not willing to work protect i will with the government of ukraine, then our partners will have absolutely no choice but to join us to continue to expand upon steps we have taken in recent days in order to isolate russia politically, and economicically. >> reporter: president obama and secretary kerry's word come after all proposed aid package. a 1 billion-dollar loan guarantee to help the struggle economy. >>> wall street rallied today as investors sensed an easing tension in ukraine.
by a separatist group. >> the international crisis surrounding ukraine is a combination of unrest in the country. in november the president viktor yanukovych abrutally abandons a trade deal in favour of closer ties with moscow. it prompts mass demonstrations. pr e.u. protesters started to occupy city hall. in january the ukrainian parliament passed strict anti-protest laws. this fuels the opposition movement. the conflict turns deadly when the live ammunition kills two protesters. the bill is repealed. the violence escalates, prompting investigations seeing tims freed from gaol and viktor yanukovych removed. the president has fled kiev. unidentified gunmen appear outside the airport, a precursor to what many feel is pending military intervention. >> a report from simferepol, where tensions are high. >> how much has changed from thursday to saturday. then, a smallish protest. the building guarded by armed troops, and the same civilians issued orders. go back. be gone. they enjoy the power. it isn't just the parliament building and parliament itself which have been lost to kiev. the blockade sprea
is to bring to ukraine pledges of and planned for international community economic support of the ukraine as we go forward here. and, third, to indicate that in fact, the international community will continue to press back on russian assertions that this is somehow a humanitarian mission. it is not. what this is about in ukraine is an attempt to refwan leverage in a situation. >> tom, you've met with president putin. there's a lot of analysis about how putin acts. doesn't he act when he senses weakness? >> well, i don't think it's about weakness here norah. i think this is about putin reacting to the the loss of a proxy here in ukraine, a real blow to his plan to have some sort of counter organization to the european union. what happens happened here of course, is that he act ed toed to regain some sort of leverage after a real blow here. the loss of ukraine, in his view from the russian influence is really a traumatic event. >> tom, how far do you think he is prepared to go to regain that sphere of influence? >> well, that's the question. and it's not clear at this po
. >> kerry said yesterday in ukraine's capital that russia broke international law, but there's no need over the violation. >> president obama and i want to make it clear to russia and to everybody in the world that we are not seeking confrontation. it is not appropriate to invade a country and at the end of a barrel of the gun dictate what you are trying to achieve. that is not 21st century g8 major nation behavior. >> margaret brennan is at the palace where secretary kerry is getting ready to sit down with russia's top diplomat. margaret, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, and good morning to the west coast. russia's top diplomat is here in paris, but it's not clear whether or not he'll meet with ukraine's foreign minister. secretary of state john kerry had hoped to get the two talking to find a peaceful way out. kerry will meet himself with lavrov later today, and his message is that there is a way out. the u.s. is asking russia to send troops back to their bases, accept international monitors and endorse may elections to set up a new ukrainian government. t
in daily communication with russian officials. we have made clear that we can be part of an international effort to support a united ukraine moving forward, which is not only in support of the ukraine, but also in russia's interest. byare now deeply concerned reports of military movements taken by the russian federation inside the ukraine. russia has a historic history with them. any violation of ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity would be deeply destabilizing, which is not in the interest of ukraine, russia, or europe. these matters must he determined by the ukrainian people. it would be a clear violation of russia's commitment to respect the independence, sovereignty, and choices of the ukraine and international laws. it would invite the condemnation of nations around the world, and indeed, the united states will stand with the international community in supporting that there would be costs for any military action in the ukraine. this has reminded us how difficult democracy can be in a country with deep divisions. human beings have a universal right to determine their own
the sovereignty of ukraine and integrity and violating the international law, is the president correct in all of the points? >> yes, he is. russia undertook in 1994, in return for ukraine giving up the third largest nuclear arsenal in the world to guarantee to ukraine that it would be free from any political, military, or economic pressures or coercion, this was reaffirmed again at the end of 1994, and repeatedly since. it's very clear what is taking place now in crimea is a violation of treaty obligations that russia itself made in concert with the united states , ukraine, france great britain and china. >> and so why is this happening? >> it is a huge political mistake. the notion that ukraine is a part of greater russia is very strongly held among many russians. this for his historical reasons. russian was founded by kievian princesses and it is a much younger state than ukraine. and the close cultural heritage of the peoples in the slovak world is behind this unfortunate mistake. >> all right. one last question for, what is at stake for the united states, we like to be able to share with
of the people of ukraine, but the people of the international community and also in russia's borders. we are now being disturbed with reports o new military moving in. any zoform of sovereignty that interfered with would present a profound matter determined by the ukrainian people, and it would be a clear violation of russia's commitment to respect the sovereignty and the borders of ukraine and international law s. and just days after the world came to russia for the world olympic games that would invite the condemnation of many nations around the world, and indeed, the united states will stand with the international community affirming that there is costs for any military intervention in you yan. the events of the last several months remind us of how difficult democracy can be in a country with deep divisions, but the ukrainians have reminded us of the rights of people. and vice president biden spoke to the prime minister of ukraine, and reiterated that at this point, the united states of america stands for the sovereignty and the territorial integrity and the democratic future of ukraine. i al
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